Lyon Airport

Saint Exupéry International Airport (LYS)


The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) east of Lyon.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for Lyon and the other main towns and cities in the Rhône-Alpes area. There is a TGV train station within walking distance of the airport with regular services to France's main cities.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).


Tel: +33 (0)8 26 80 0826.

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer and Sixt are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside Terminal 1 Arrivals. An average fare to Lyon is €40-45 during the day and €55-60 at night.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are adjacent and within walking distance of each other and are connected to the long-stay parking by a free shuttle bus.


Facilities at the airport include left luggage, a post office, bars, restaurants, shops, a travel agency, interfaith chapel, baby-changing stations, chemist, photobooth, game area, concierge service, and a business centre with meeting rooms and secretarial services. ATMs and bureaux de change are available throughout the airport. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.


Plenty of car parking is available; the further away areas are connected to the terminal building by a free shuttle service every 10 minutes.

Departure Tax





Wifi is available for a fee in the terminal. Free wifi can be accessed in the food court.

Lyon Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.